Road Closures during Rock Creek Park Deer Reduction Operations
Temporary night-time road closures will be in effect during reduction activities which may occur January 2 through March 31, 2014.
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Winter 2013/2014
Construction work on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway at Waterside Drive continues. There will be lane closures between rush hours to accommodate work on the roadway, multi-use trail and infrastructure. More »
Special Use Permits
PLEASE NOTE: Important changes to the picnic grove reservation system.
Rock Creek Park picnic grove reservations are no longer being accepted by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. As of March 1, 2014 all such reservations will be made online at www.recreation.gov. No reservations will be accepted prior to March 1, 2014. Visitors will now be able to choose between full and half day rentals. The new rate for 2014 will be $25 for a half day. A half day is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or dark whichever comes first). The additional revenue will be used to improve visitor services in the park. Questions may be directed to customer service at www.recreation.gov or at 1-877-444-6777 (10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET). For more information call the Rock Creek Park Permits Office at (202) 895-6013.
Please click here for the picnic regulations.
Requests for athletic field reservations may be completed online through the DC Department of Park and Recreation Permit Office: http://dpr.dc.gov/node/496592 . Fees vary.
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